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IJN Cruiser decks, what are they made of?

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I am not talking about in-game statistics or armor.

 

All Cruisers' decks are either made of some sort of wood, or metal on their extremities (Germans use mostly wood for their decks, while most high tier USN and RN cruisers are metal decked)

 

Then, there is the IJN Cruisers (And destroyers, and Fuso's rear end as well) . Their decks are made of some sort of orange-ish...thing...But what is it?

 

Can someone explain this mystery?

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[CLOSE] fallenkezef
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I am not talking about in-game statistics or armor.

 

All Cruisers' decks are either made of some sort of wood, or metal on their extremities (Germans use mostly wood for their decks, while most high tier USN and RN cruisers are metal decked)

 

Then, there is the IJN Cruisers (And destroyers, and Fuso's rear end as well) . Their decks are made of some sort of orange-ish...thing...But what is it?

 

Can someone explain this mystery?

 

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[YARRR] El2aZeR
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Looks like simple, red-painted metal to me. Though perhaps it is laminated to prevent people from slipping?

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Looks like simple, red-painted metal to me. Though perhaps it is laminated to prevent people from slipping?

 

I'll be honest, don't know a huge amount about the IJN but I know the Japanese had a tradition of using lacquered materials. You can do this with wood so maybe this is the reason?

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I am not talking about in-game statistics or armor.

 

All Cruisers' decks are either made of some sort of wood, or metal on their extremities (Germans use mostly wood for their decks, while most high tier USN and RN cruisers are metal decked)

 

Then, there is the IJN Cruisers (And destroyers, and Fuso's rear end as well) . Their decks are made of some sort of orange-ish...thing...But what is it?

 

Can someone explain this mystery?

actually if you look closely US High tier decks are wood as well just painted blue/grey)

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Metal with a layer of wood on  top, one assumes. It was the norm at the time as I recall.

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I am not talking about in-game statistics or armor.

 

All Cruisers' decks are either made of some sort of wood, or metal on their extremities (Germans use mostly wood for their decks, while most high tier USN and RN cruisers are metal decked)

 

Then, there is the IJN Cruisers (And destroyers, and Fuso's rear end as well) . Their decks are made of some sort of orange-ish...thing...But what is it?

 

Can someone explain this mystery?

Japanese more imposing ships like BBs and BCs usually used wood as deck cover, but also asphalt and linoleum.

 

Lesser (much more numerous) ships like cruisers and destroyers used linoleum as deck cover. This mainly because linoleum was cheap. In Japan proper wood, for covering decks, was very expensive, in Japan wood was heavily used by economy, so it was in short supply.

 

Interior rooms had usually linoleum coverings for all ship classes, except "special" rooms like magazines and firerooms / enginerooms. 

 

Technically speaking, for wartime service japanese cruisers and destroyer were do have pare or painted uncoverd (metal) decks, with linoleum removed. Because of the extreme fire hazard of the linoleum. Also all interior linoleum for all IJN warship should have been removed. Historically, while interior linoleum was probably removed, big part of DDs, CAs and CLs sailed with linoleum deck covering, for its anti-slip proprieties.

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